Princess of Pop Working On ‘Personal,’ ‘Unexpected’ New Album

Scream and Shout BritneyBritney Spears‘ recording schedule has always been a bit erratic. She churned out an album for each of the first three years of her career, taking a breather after Britney (2001) and then In The Zone (2003) to get married, have kids, shave the old noggin’ and keep a watchful eye on Fanta and beef jerky sales at the gas station.

She returned for Blackout (2007, infamous “Gimme More” dance at the VMAs) and Circus (2008), then took a nearly three-year break before releasing Femme Fatale.

A Q&A with fans on Twitter indicates that a whole new CD full of Britney’s breathy “oohs” will actually come out sometime this year!

“I think her fans will be surprised by it,” Songwriter Elijah Blake (Usher’s “Climax”) told That Grape Juice. “I would say its definitely the ‘unexpected’ Britney in so many ways, in that she’s playing with new textures and stomping on new grounds and genres.”

He added that she is trying to push the envelope and “talk from a more personal point of view.”

(I thought the line “You drive me crazy every time that I smell your cigarettes and cologne” in “Trouble For Me” was as autobiographical as it could get.)

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